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Doctor insights on: Ceramic Braces Vs Metal Braces Adults

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Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Which looks more natural: ceramic braces or metal braces?

Ortho outcome: The most important question to ask yourself, is what am I trying to accomplish and what is the best way to achieve that goal? Hopefully you want the best aesthetic look and the healthiest teeth and gums. Therefore find the best Orthodontist you can and discuss how best to achieve your goals. Each system has pros and cons. See what is best for you. ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Which is better: clear ceramic braces or metal braces?

Management decision: Both can be used to great avail to produce excellent results. It comes down to each orthodontic specialist's decision regarding personal preference. Clear braces can look good or less than ideal in different situations. Clear are a bit more uncomfortable to remove in "my opinion.". ...Read more

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Are ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

Are ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

Same results: Both types of braces are very effectively used to correct crooked teeth. Depending on the specifics of each bracket, some are more efficient than others. Generally metal brackets work a little faster and have less bulk. ...Read more

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Which is better metal speed braces or clear ceramic braces?

Which is better metal speed braces or clear ceramic braces?

Types of Braces: Metal "speed" braces are a brand of "self ligating" braces. Clear ceramic/crystalline braces are more esthetic. It is most important to select the orthodontic specialist that you believe will treat you best as opposed to picking the type of braces. Normally, metal vs clear brackets work similarly. ...Read more

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What is the cost of ceramic braces compared to metal braces?

What is the cost of ceramic braces compared to metal braces?

Wrong question: Cost of Orthodontic Rx depends on complexity of the case and anticipated time in Rx. Some offices have a slight surcharge for clear braces, others do not, as time in Rx may be affected by choice of appliance. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Spcialist to find out what' subset for you, and how to best go about arriving at the best result possible. ...Read more

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Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...Read more

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Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Not equivalent: Traditional braces are still the gold standard, best result in shortest time. Clear aligners are only about half as effective as braces, with higher risk of relapse because of inability to ideally position roots in supporting bone. They are also not effective for complex issues. Lingual braces take longer, are harder to get used to, and "finishing" can be a challenge. ...Read more

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Does Invisilign move teeth slower than traditional braces?

Does Invisilign move teeth slower than traditional braces?

About the same: Treatment typically ranges from 12 - 36 months. The treatment time can be affected by rate of growth, severity of the correction necessary and patient compliance. ...Read more

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What is the price difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

What is the price difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

Cost of Orthodontics: It's more important to find a qualified Orthodontic specialist whom you trust than to be concerned by the nominal difference in cost of the materials. The fees will probably vary more depending upon the training, experience of the dentist as well as the type of practice or location than between ceramic or metallic braces. Get some recommendation and go for some consultations. Then decide. ...Read more

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Which works faster: invisalign or metal braces?

Which works faster: invisalign or metal braces?

Depends on patients!: Patient compliance is an important factor when comparing the duration of treatment with invisalign vs. Braces. Both invisalign and braces work only by being placed and staying on teeth. If invisalign is not being worn on a full time basis, the correction it can provide will become limited to the time it's being worn. The same delay can occur if braces break frequently from eating hard food. ...Read more

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Can adults get clear braces instead of metal braces?

Can adults get clear braces instead of metal braces?

Absolutely!: Indeed most of the folks we treat with the clear braces are our adult patients. ...Read more

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Is it better for adults to get ceramic braces or metal braces?

Is it better for adults to get ceramic braces or metal braces?

Your choice: there are differences in treatment and metal will always be faster, cheeper and more effective, but typically we can get the same great results using either, so in the ned, at least in most cases, its more your choice. Talk to your orthodontist to more fully understand the differences in time and price ...Read more

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What is the difference in cost between metal braces and ceramic braces?

What is the difference in cost between metal braces and ceramic braces?

Varies: In some offices no differences. In most qualified offices about 10% as ceramic braces increase chair time and length of treatment by about 10%. The important consideration is the training, skill, and experience of the practitioner, not the gadget. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for best care and ask him/her your question. ...Read more

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Are ceramic braces and regular braces equally effective?

Are ceramic braces and regular braces equally effective?

Equally Effective: Ceramic braces are a less noticeable than regular metal braces, but provide patients with an equally effective treatment. ...Read more

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How are nance appliances (type of orthodontic appliance) removed?

Same way: Same way 2 porcupines make love, very carefully. Thanks for playing straight man for me. Nance appliances anchored onto molars by metal bands. A special plier, called a Band Removing Plier, will easily pop the bands off the teeth in just seconds. Please see Dentist or Orthodontist who plac d the appliance to assure that it's removal is appropriate. ...Read more

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What is the size difference between ceramic braces and metal braces?

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Appearance: Ceramic braces are much less noticeable than traditional metal traditional. ...Read more

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What is the price for orthodontic teeth alignment(metal braces)?

What is the price for orthodontic teeth alignment(metal braces)?

Not Campbells' Soup: Every can of soup is exactly like every other can of soup. Every malocclusion is different. Is problem misaligned teeth, jaws, or both. How's the bone/gum support. What about the horizontal and vertical overbites. And so much more. Make an initial examination appointment with a qualified orthodontic specialist (often complimentary) for an answer that matches your problem, not your friend's. ...Read more

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Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Best pfhn bridge:with metal occlusals (biting surfaces) &porcelain facings or with porcelain covering metal except on tongue side of crown porc occlus?

Depends: Usually metal has physical properties closer to the physical properties of tooth structure and porcelain is harder and can sear tooth enamel.... Ask your dentist what is used in the office or if there are choices. Sometimes a prosthodontist has special training in this area and give you the service you desire. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

No: first, they are metal, second, most people have terrible experiences with them as the brackets, placed lingually, can cause significant irritation to your tongue, 3rd they are typically less effective. Those are all reasons why we won't even provide them. I would look into clear brackets or invisalign to obtain the invisible results you want far more effectively and less painfully. ...Read more

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Do lingual braces cost more than regular braces?

Typically no: Typically no but not all patients are candidates for lingual braces. An alternative is six months smiles which uses clear brackets and a tooth color wire so they are not noticable unless very close to the person and treatment times are reduced usually being 6 months but this is recommended for esthetic changes for crowded front teeth or spaces and not issues with back teeth like tipping or rotatio. ...Read more

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